The current Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected communities and people who were already marginalised, discriminated, and at the throng of continuous injustices and inequalities. We are bringing together stories, investigations from around the world to highlight and advocate and create the important exposure to leverage and bring about positive changes.
In the 10th edition of the Journal on “Injustice & Inequalities: Covid-19”, we present the work of Kasangati Godelive Kabena.
Kasangati shares a photo documentary tracing the complex relationship during the period of confinement imposed by Covid-19 pandemic guidelines and the practice of faith in Kinshasa in DRC. As the practice of faith is very much part of daily life for the communities in Congo and in Kinshasa, Kasangati explores through photographs the emptiness that confinement has created in the society.
Photo editor: Cinzia D’Ambrosi
Photography & Text by
KASANGATI GODELIVE KABENA
Il était important pour moi de comprendre un peu cette relation complexe pendant la période de confinement entre le covid-19 et la religion en RDC. Pendant la période de confinement, je suis allé en ville, à Kinshasa (République Démocratique, pays où la majorité de la population est chrétienne) pour voir l’état des églises, les rues presque vides, les lieux étrangers et familiers (amis etc. ). Ces lieux n’étaient plus fréquentés car ils ne pouvaient plus accueillir plus de monde. Cette imposition indirecte et directe était fatale surtout pour les églises aussi pour nos relations amicales etc.
It was important for me to understand a little this complex relationship during the period of confinement imposed by covid-19 pandemic guidelines and the practice of religion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) . During the period of confinement, I went to town, to Kinshasa, where the majority of the population is Christian to see the state of the churches, the almost empty streets, the foreign and familiar places (friends etc. ). These places were no longer frequented because they could no longer accommodate more people. This indirect and direct imposition was fatal especially for the churches, but also for our friendly relations etc.